TOP 10 VARIABLE SPEED MAG DRILLS COMPARED

TOP 10 VARIABLE SPEED MAG DRILLS COMPARED

On this Variable speed mag drill review:
1. We reviewed the best mag drills brands.
2. We reviewed for the best 4 from each of these brands.
3. We identified the ones that feature a variable speed for our result.

So before we start, here is a quick summary of our result.


CLOSE COMPARISON OF THE 4 BEST MILWAUKEE MAG DRILLS

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61dPKONTxQL._SX425_
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Speed:
Variable
speed
Single
speed
Single
speed
Single
speed
Weight:
72 lbs 70lbs 26.5 lbs 26.5lbs
Voltage:
120 VAC 120VAC 120VAC 120 VAC
Electronic
Feedback:

Yes Yes Yes Yes
Drill
Capacity:

1-1/4inches 1/2inch 1/2inch 2inches
priceprice

CLOSE COMPARISON OF THE 4 HOUGEN MAG DRILLS

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Hougen HMD904:
FEIN-KBM-50Qx
Hougen HMD904S:
fein-smallest-and-lightweight
Hougen HMD927:
fein-slugger-magforce
Hougen HMD905:
Speed:
Single
speed
Single
speed
Variable
speed
Variable
speed
Electrical
System:

120V,
50/60
Hz – 8A,
960W
230V,
50/60
Hz – 4A,
920W
115V,
50/60
Hz - 9A,
1035W
230V,
50/60
Hz - 4.5A,
1035W
115V,
50/60
Hz - 10A,
1150W
115V,
50/60
Hz - 10A,
1150W
Motor:

7.2A
(120V),

3.6A
(230V)

450 Rpm
8A
(115V),

4A
(230V),

450 RPM
9A
(115V),

250/450
RPM
9A
(115V)

250/450
RPM
Diameter:
7/16"
x
1-1/2"
7/16"
x
1-1/2"

(12mm
- 38mm)
22-13/16"H
x
7-11/16"W
x
14-11/16"L

(579mmH
x
195mmW
x
373mmL)
7/16"
x
1-5/8"

(12mm
- 41mm)
Magnet
base:

3-1/8"W
x 6-9/16"L

Magnet
1 Inch
Plate

Dead
Lift
1680
pounds
3-1/8"W
x
6-9/16"L

(79mmW
x
167mm L)

1"Plate
(25mm)

3/8"Plate
(9.5mm)

Dead
Lift
1750 lb.
(794 kg)
3-1/8"W
x
6-9/16"L

(79mmW
x
167mmL)
1-1/8"W
x
1-3/8"L

(28.5mmH
x
34.9mmW)
Rota
broach:

3/4"
shank
3/4"
shank
3/4"
shank
3/4"
shank
Variable
Speed:

NONOYESYES
Price:
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PRICE
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CLOSE COMPARISON OF THE 4 FEIN MAG DRILLS

FEIN
JCM 256U:
FEIN
JMC USA:
FEIN
SLUGGER 06920 :
FEIN
KBM 50Qx:
61dPKONTxQL._SX425_
fein-smallest-and-lightweight
fein-slugger-magforce
FEIN-KBM-50Qx
Speed:
Variable
speed
Single
speed
Single
speed
Variable
speed
Weight:
5 lbs5 lbs29 lbs5 lb.
Voltage:
120VAC110VAC
120 VAC120VAC
Cutter:
3/4"
Weldon
shank
3/4"
Weldon
3/4"
Weldon
shank
QuickIN
3/4"
Weldon
Power
usage:

1,300
Watts
1,100
Watts
1,200
Watts
1,200
Watts
Gear1:
120-240
RPM
130-520
RPM
450
RPM
130-260
RPM
Gear2:
260-520 rpmnilnil260-520 rpm
Variable
Speed:

YESNONOYES

61dPKONTxQL._SX425_
fein-smallest-and-lightweight
fein-slugger-magforce
FEIN-KBM-50Qx
FEIN
JCM 256U:
FEIN
JMC USA:
FEIN
SLUGGER 06920 :
FEIN
KBM 50Qx:
Best Fein mag drill.

Easy to maneuver.

Very efficient and though.

Gives the smoothest cuts.

Multiple speed to suit all purposes.
Quite good.

Cuts are not very smooth.

Not as sturdy and efficient as FEIN
JCM 256U.
Very efficient but far too heavy.

Gives a perfect performance
but to noisy when in use.
Easy to maneuver.

Very efficient and though.

Cuts are smooth.

Multiple speed to suit all purposes.
Price:


Variable Speed Mag Drill Machines

Ordinarily, a mag drill is a machine with a magnetic base which is used to bore hole through any beam steel.  This appears to be a strong and rugged tool with the ability to withstand the rigor of boring holes effectively into any steel.

However, a variable speed mag drill is a mag drill with an efficiency-driven feature of supplying 2 different speed levels for a better operator experience.

If you are familiar with the use of a single speed drilling machine, you will agree with me that wavering around due to the movement of the drill is quite unavoidable and mosttimes, you need to exert more energy to ensure the drill is in the right position. This isn’t something to worry about when it comes to a variable speed mag drill.

Does it mean mag drills with 2 speeds don’t waver when in use? Yes, they don’t because you have the privilege to change to a lower speed to reduce the shake. The variable speed mag drill also has strong clamping power which allows the operator to drill or bore hole conveniently on any beam steel without wavering.

This sounds good, right? Of course, it is. This is exactly why the use of variable speed mag drill machines is increasing in popularity. Apart from the fact that it makes work easier, it also makes your work neat thereby complementing your professional skill.

There are different types of variable speed mag drill which one can choose to get online and in the market, but one fundamental thing to consider when choosing is the brand. The brand has lot to say about a product and without doubt, you can’t compare Hougen mag drill, milwaukee mag drill, fein mag drill, and jancy mag drill with others who are just making name for themselves in mag drill industry.

The uses of a variable speed mag drill?

A mag drill is an indispensable power tool that is perfect for the drilling of structural steel. Imagin how much control an operator would have if he has a function that let’s him change speeds. The mag drill has a drill press along with a powerful electromagnetic base that allows it to adhere to any metal surface. This can be used in any position either vertically or horizontally.

Mag drill utilizes a wide variety of tooling such as twist drills, reamers, annular cutters, taps and counter sinks. However, to fully enjoy the potentials of mag drill bits, it good it is a variable speed mag drill. This way, they can be used for different applications that require different speed. This makes them versatile in use. A typical mag drill comprises of a drill stand, chucks, motor and a magnetic base. All these components makes it easier for user to have a maximum control of the drilling process.

The mag drill were designed for industrial companies or individual with large quantities of holes to bore in structural steel. This offers users the stability required to get the work done effectively with high level of accuracy. The variable speed Mag drill, on the other hand, is built to ensure control. It has great performance rate especially in some situation whereby you need to carefully bore holes into metal and you want it done with precision.

Mag drill is a powerful tool that is designed with quality materials and equipped with standard components to bore holes into metals easily without wavering.

 

Conclusion

Most variable speed mag drill machines are designed to withstand the toughness of any steel and find its way through such as jancy mag drill, fein mag drill, Milwaukee mag drill and Hougen mag drill. These 2 speeds drills have topnotch performance rate which is why you have to consider having one if your work requires you to bore hole to get some things fixed.